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A new approach for treating erectile dysfunction
Erectile challenges are a lot more common in men than is discussed. Most of them shy away from treatment and do not realize that sexual health is an important part of living a healthy life. At Health Watch Medical Clinic, our physicians help you understand how the situation you are in can affect your body. We offer a non-drug, non-surgical treatment for erectile dysfunction in Calgary. Give us a call for more information.
Health Watch Medical Clinic now offers:
Shockwave Therapy with DUOLITH SD1 T-TOP »ultra«
Shockwave Therapy (Health Canada approved) available at Health Watch Clinic in Calgary is a painless and non-invasive treatment for erectile dysfunction using low-intensity sound waves to treat the vascular cause of ED.
The goal of treatment is to trigger blood vessel regeneration in the penile shaft to support stronger, longer-lasting, and more satisfying erections.
DUOLITH® SD1 »ultra« is effectively applied for the treatment of Erectile Dysfunction (ED) of vascular origin, Induratio Penis Plastica (IPP), and Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome (CPPS). Scientific studies have proven the healing success of focused shock waves for these indications.
The effectiveness of this modern shock wave equipment is determined by the individually selectable, dynamic, and powerful energy range and the therapeutic depth of focus that can be chosen. Deep-lying areas can be treated easily. With its large focus zone, it is easy to access these areas with a high degree of accuracy. These technical features also demonstrate the superiority of the treatment in comparison with other ESWT machines: due to the depth of focus, shock waves only have to be applied on one side of the penis.
- Therapies without medication or surgery
- Short treatment sessions
- No anesthesia required
ED – Erectile Dysfunction
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a sexual dysfunction that is increasingly prevalent with age. Men affected by ED cannot develop or maintain an erection sufficient for sexual intercourse despite being sexually stimulated. Most ED cases are of vascular origin. When treating ED with shock wave therapy, low-intensity shock waves are applied to different treatment zones on the penis and on the perineum.
IPP – Induratio Penis Plastica
Induratio Penis Plastica (IPP), also known as Peyronie’s disease, is an acquired and generally progressive condition of the penis. Most men notice the presence of the disease when they feel thickened nodules (so-called plaques) under the skin of the penis. As the disease progresses, pain may occur with or without an erection and the penis becomes curved during an erection, making it difficult or impossible to have sexual intercourse. When treating IPP, the pain points in the penis are treated with extracorporeal shock waves.
CPPS – Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome
Chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS) is characterized by pain in the pelvic floor region. Further symptoms are micturition problems without evidence of urinary tract infection. Some patients experience erectile dysfunction. Extracorporeal shock wave therapy is performed using a perineal approach, treating the prostate and the pelvic floor.
Penile revascularization therapy: Significant improvement of Sexual function.
Urological pain therapy - IPP
Significant improvement of:
Stabilization in the advancement of:
- Penis curvature
- Plaque formation
Urological pain therapy - CPPS
Significant improvement of:
- Urination conditions
- Erectile function
Published systematic reviews and meta-analyses reported encouraging clinical outcomes with some positive effects on erectile function (EF).
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ED can affect men of all ages.
Did you know that 1 in 4 men aged 30 and older have ED problem? The erectile dysfunction is not due to age alone. Explore other causes below:
- Previous steroid use/abuse
- Alcohol abuse
- Liver/kidney disease
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Frequently asked questions:
- What is Shockwave Therapy?
ED Shockwave Therapy is an innovative medical treatment that uses low-intensity sound waves with the goal to improve blood flow and erections. The low-intensity waves cause the body to stimulate the growth of healthy blood vessels (angiogenesis). This results in improved blood flow and the opportunity to achieve stronger, longer lasting, and more satisfying erections.
- How does Shockwave Therapy work?
The procedure can take approximately 20 minutes to perform and is done in our clinic in Calgary. It does not require an anesthetic and you can drive to and from your appointment. No preparation is necessary prior to your treatment. A wand-like device is applied to several treatment areas along the penis. The treatment protocol is recommended weekly for a total of 6 treatments.
Shockwave therapy has been around for a number of years and has been most commonly used in the treatment of kidney stones and orthopedic injuries. More recently, Urologists have recognized the role that Shockwave therapy or rather low-intensity shockwave therapy (LiSWT) may play with erectile dysfunction.
- How effective is this treatment?
In most individuals, LiSWT can take one to three months to start having an effect. Further data is still needed to evaluate the long-term durability of treatment but over 50% of patients with mild erectile dysfunction had a sustained response 2 years after therapy. It is important to continue to make sure you are eating a well-balanced diet, exercising, reducing stress, and sleeping well to maximize treatment effectiveness.
- Who is a candidate for Shockwave Therapy?
This procedure works best for men with mild erectile dysfunction who are: not responding to medications adequately, are not interested in taking medications, or are interested in trying regenerative therapy to reverse some of the causes of ED.
- What are the risks of Shockwave Therapy?
You may experience some side effects, but they are very rare and generally mild. These may include mild pain at the site during the procedure, and/or minor bruising on and around the penis
Clinical studies have generally shown shockwave therapy to be effective and safe, but more research is needed to identify potential risks and the best treatment protocol.
- Are additional treatment sessions necessary?
Generally, after performing the shockwave treatment cycle no further therapy sessions are needed. You can, however, resume the treatment four weeks after the first treatment cycle.